The VLC Media Player is a highly capable open source media player. It supports a wide range of file formats, including many common video formats such as the popular H.264 and MPEG-4 formats.
It also supports subtitles and audio tracks for most popular multimedia formats.
It can play multiple streams simultaneously, allowing you to watch your favourite TV show or movie while you listen to the same track from your favourite music collection. It also has extensive support for streaming protocols, including several popular protocols such as RTMP, RTSP, HTTP, and Icecast.
The VLC media player is available for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and more recently Android, so it should be available on almost any platform that you would like to use it on.
In addition to playing multimedia files, it can also be used as a full-featured media server to stream content from your computer over the network. This makes VLC an ideal media player for use in home theaters or other situations where you want to distribute video files to multiple devices in your network.
Video Formats supported by VLC Media Player
The following popular video formats are supported by the VLC player as of October 20, 2022. New formats are always being beta tested and incorporated in the latest versions.
wmv3, wvc1, wmva
RV10, RV13, RV20
VP60, VP61, VP62, VP6F, VP6A
VP50, VP5, VP51
VP31, VP30, VP3
DIVX, Xvid, mp4s, m4s2, xvid, mp4v, fmp4, 3iv2, smp4
mp2v, mpg2, vcr2, hdv1, hdv2, hdv3, mx*n, mx*p
mpeg, mp1v, mpg1, PIM1
h264, s264, AVC1, DAVC, H264, X264, VSSH
DIV4, DIV5, DIV6, col1, col0, 3ivd
DIV1, DIV2, DIV3, mp41, mp42, MPG4, MPG3